All Posts: diy

RadioShack & The DIY Community: 2012 Update

RadioShack has always been a mainstay with the DIY community – those of you out there building things, tinkering, and hacking cool projects together. In 2011, we heard you guys and gals who call yourselves ‘makers’ saying that we didn’t carry the stuff you needed anymore. We put together a simple video, and posted it […] Read more

Halloween Great Create Challenge

Since we launched the Great Create site in early 2011, we have marveled at some of the amazing projects you have built using RadioShack parts and pieces. From our Great Create Challenge’s, we have seen such great success that we would like to challenge YOU to another bit of friendly competition.  So we are launching […] Read more

Top 5 Fun Summer Projects From RadioShack

Hopefully you’re in the camp of people for whom summer means some extra time. We think the best use of that extra time is to build some really, really cool stuff. A huge thanks to all the DIY-ers who are the geniuses behind these inventions. We just make the parts, but you make masterpieces.   […] Read more

Get Amped Up for Maker Faire Bay Area

RadioShack is gearing up for our trip to Maker Faire Bay Area this weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited. If you’ve never been to Maker Faire before, it’s essentially a huge showcase of all the cool, creative technology projects from the maker/DIY community. There are 3D printers, Arduino-powered robots, Tesla coils and even a […] Read more

Jerry Heep Lights up RadioShack HQ

[embedplusvideo standard="http://www.youtube.com/v/pNvlqtP5b5Q" height="343" width="560"  /] Jerry Heep has been a RadioShack Staff Engineer for over three decades, and in that time he’s designed and built modems, multimeters and all kinds of other products you can find in every RadioShack store. He’s a master of his craft and a hacker of the highest order. If you […] Read more

High School Makerspaces: Q&A with MAKE’s Dale Dougherty

Dale Dougherty, editor and publisher of MAKE magazine, has a mission—to bring a culture of making to America’s high schools. In Dale’s view, education nowadays is too concerned with memorizing facts. Students rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to CREATE anything with the knowledge they learn from textbooks, unless one counts interesting patterns on a […] Read more

Calculus & Soda Bottles – Jerry Heep on Electrical Engineering

[embedplusvideo standard="http://www.youtube.com/v/8TvpyzzwD44" height="343" width="560"  /] Jerry Heep has been a RadioShack Staff Engineer since the days of the Tandy TRS-80.  He’s worked on all kinds of cool gadgets, and products that he designed are on RadioShack store shelves across the country. We asked Jerry to impart some wisdom to those who want to learn to […] Read more

A Mississippi RadioShack Invaded by Robots

On a frigid February day in Pearl, Mississippi, a group of 15- and 16-year-old high school students braved the 30-degree cold to set up shop in front of the local RadioShack. Their goal—to show off the 18-inch crate-stacking, racquet ball-grabbing robot they designed and built together. Despite the less than ideal weather, the team endured […] Read more